People power: how can community electricity grids help tackle the energy crisis?
A small-scale ‘microgrid’ scheme in Lawrence Weston is helping a group of Bristol homeowners take power into their own hands – but how can we supercharge community energy projects to benefit everyone?
Councillors sign off 20-year deal aimed at decarbonising Bristol’s energy networks
Councillors this week approved the two-decade City Leap partnership, paving the way for hundreds of millions of pounds to be invested into heat networks, retrofit and other renewable technologies in Bristol.
Greens and Labour are close in Windmill Hill, where climate, air pollution and housing are key concerns for locals
It’s likely to be a tight fight in Windmill Hill again, after Labour beat the Greens by just a few hundred votes last election.
‘The new WECA mayor has a big role to play in the response to the climate emergency’
As the four metro mayor candidates have all signed up to a pledge from Friends of the Earth to create an ambitious Climate Action Plan, campaigners are confident that there will be more done about the climate crisis than has been so far, whoever gets in.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with David Goldblatt, on how sport can help save us from climate change
Local football clubs are gonna need gondolas to get supporters to flooded pitches and sports fans are untapped climate change champions, says the leading voice on sport and society.